RIRI! RIHANNA! IRONHEART! CREATION! JOY!
A JINXWORLD NEWSLETTER
I am sub-stacking to you fresh from the world premiere of BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. I left my house and put on adult clothes! That deserves a newsletter!
I was invited to the proceedings because Mike Deodato and I co-created the character IRONHEART, who is prominently featured in the movie.
I am not going to spoil the movie for you at any level other than to say that it’s one of the best movies of the year and I am very, very happy to be in the mix at all. Dominique Thorne is fantastic as Riri!
I don’t go to a lot of events like this. They are VERY cool. I just don’t think I’m wired for it. But this one seemed special. This was something I could take my daughters to. I was right. It was an outstanding celebration of excellence.
But let me tell you about this one highlight that made me immediately think of this Substack. In this room full of really famous people: musicians, actors, filmmakers, designers, in walks… Rihanna. Yes! Rihanna. She sat three rows behind us. When she walked in, the room shook.
Obviously, YEARS ago, I named Riri Williams AFTER Rihanna. Why? That’s what Riri’s mother would name her. Why? Read the book :)
But in a million, billion years, I could never conjure a future in which Ironheart would then star in one of the biggest movie franchises of all time and that Rihanna would contribute to the soundtrack in a significant way.
I still can’t believe it.
I immediately thought: I am so glad that we are doing this Substack where we talk about creating things.
I want anyone who wants it to have the feeling that I had last night and so so so many other times in my life. I want anyone who wants it to be able to roll up their metaphorical or actual sleeves and create stuff.
I want you to feel whats it’s like to just put your stuff out in the world and see what happens next.
I have had so many amazing— even outlandish— experiences with the stuff I have helped create. I mean, look! I met Michael Gaydos!!
So I am THRILLED we have the first part of CREATION up. Its a deep look into the creation of Jessica Jones.
The next chapter will be out early next week!
We’re going to be getting to Ironheart very soon, so sign up if you want to hear about all the behind the scenes stuff!
I was quite moved by the critical reaction to the finale of PEARL Volume 3, which came out this week, and I just wanted to say thank you!
That’s 18 issues of Gaydos Yakuza Gold out there for those looking to curl up with a new crime binge.
WE HAVE A DISCORD!
Hi friends, Griffin and Ethan popping in here to remind you all that JINXWORLD now has it’s very own Discord server, exclusively for paid subscribers!
You may have read about it in a previous newsletter, as the server has been active for just about a week now, during which time it has been so much fun chatting with all of you. We look forward to getting to know everyone in there even more as the year goes on!
In the JINXWORLD server, we’ve got channels for you to chat about everything from whatever nuggets of wisdom or insider info Brian dropped in the latest chapter of CREATION, to your preferences on class times for our MASTERCLASS, to all of the titles Brian has coming out of Dark Horse, and more!
While the server is open to both POWERS and PHENOMENA LEVEL subs, PHENOMENA LEVEL subs also get their own private VIP channels, where Brian will be hanging out and chatting even further spoilers and such. So join us! You can find the server by clicking the image above or the link HERE.
[Note: be sure to read that introductions-and-rules channel thoroughly, as there is a process in place to verify your subscription.]
Thanks, guys! Now it’s time for…
YOUR MOMENT OF JOY…
I know none of this happens without you and your awesome, unhealthy comic book buying habits.